Youth Facilitator – In the Circle
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area is an organization that believes in the promise of all children. Our team works with community volunteers, partners and other supporters to create safe environments for children to be between school and home and to provide caring mentoring relationships for children and youth. In 2017, we expect to support nearly 5,000 kids and their families through a variety of programs.
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking individuals interested in the following position(s):
Competition Number: YF0917
Position(s) Available: One (1)
Status: Temporary 1 year Full-Time contract (37.5 hours per week)
Salary Range: $46,360-$48,415 annually
The key responsibilities of this position will include:
Providing support and monitoring to youth in care mentoring matches to ensure that children and youth are in safe, constructive, satisfying relationships that are having a positive impact.
Working to create and foster constructive, strength based and satisfying relationships between youth and volunteers.
Providing support to youth who have experienced challenges involving marginalization, addictions and delinquency.
Offering youth an opportunity to engage in indigenous traditions and experiences as a part of their mentoring.
Working with youth ages 10-19+ to provide positive role modeling and mentorship to achieve outcomes related to reduced substance abuse and youth deviancy.
Facilitating group programming for youth ages 10-19+ with topics focusing on junior high to high school transition, high school completion and post-secondary engagement.
Working as a team to communicate the needs of youth who are participating in the program.
Fulfilling program standards and expectations from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and the agency to support these matches.
Maintaining up-to-date electronic casework notes, statistics and other required reporting in compliance with relevant standards, policies and processes.
Building relationships with other service providers and resources to further assist the children, youth, families and the volunteers who support them.
The successful candidate will have:
A degree or diploma in the areas of child and youth care, criminology and/or social work.
A minimum of 5 years combined experience in a role involved with at risk child and youth, programming, case management and partnership development.
The ability to work effectively with children and youth ages 10-19+ and has a solid understanding of the circumstances facing child and youth in care.
Prior experience working with indigenous communities, high risk youth, youth justice system and children and youth services are key components.
An understanding of indigenous practices and awareness of these resources for young people.
Experience working with volunteers and an understanding of volunteer processes.
Demonstrated good communication skills (both written and oral)
Ability to exercise good judgement and sound decision making.
Demonstrated creativity and innovation in working with youth.
Ability to work a flexible schedule of evenings and some weekends to accommodate clients.
A valid driver’s license and vehicle.
Candidates must be capable of performing independently as well as part of a team environment and have excellent interpersonal skills.
Boys and Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area really is “a great place to be”. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a supportive work environment, excellent benefits package and rewarding career opportunities.
Please forward your resume quoting the competition number listed by September 24th, 2017 to:
Attention: Human Resources